The People's Food Co-op is more than your average grocery store.  It is a place to learn, gather, and have fun. Check out all these great events...


Springtime Party Planner!

WHEN: Through April 30, 2015


WHERE: People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Cookouts, family reunions, picnics - the outdoor eating season has begun!



We’ve put over 50 of our favorite springtime items on sale, with high quality, affordable options from local producers and your favorite brands. You'll also find helpful meal ideas and portion suggestions. It’s a great way to get into the spring spirit, so pick up a flyer in the store or download one here.


Owner Appreciation Days: Grow-It-Yourself!

WHEN: Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 26


WHERE: Parking Lot of the People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Celebrate growing your own food with April's OAD! Whether in your backyard, living room, or on your balcony, you can grow it yourself. Get ready for springtime special deals perfect for the abundance of the season!


As always, Co-op Owners enjoy extra Owner Specials during OAD. And don't forget to bring in your postcard (coming in the mail) to receive 10% off (non-sale items) of one order during the period. Are you or someone you love not yet a Co-op owner? Stop in the store to sign up yourself, or pick up an ownership form for a friend or family member! More information about ownership here.




Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, April 20, 2015 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm


WHERE: The People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Volunteers are what make co-ops great, and we believe we've got some of the best volunteers in the country!  If you've applied to volunteer at People's, you'll first need to attend an orientation session, where we'll make sure you have everything you need to join our all-star team.  Please RSVP with our volunteer coordinator today!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, check out our Help Out page.  


Owner Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, from 8:30pm until 9:30pm 


WHERE: The People's Food Co-op

507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Perhaps you are a PFC owner, but you're not really sure what that means? Maybe you just became an owner and want an introduction to the store? Join us for one of our monthly owner orientations! Gain a better understanding about Co-op ownership, learn more about your Co-op, and meet other PFC owners and staff. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP with our Volunteer Coordinator.


Grow-It-Yourself Day

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 9am - 4pm


WHERE: People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007


WHAT:Save the date: Saturday, April 25 is Grow-It-Yourself Day 2015!



Join us to educate, participate, and celebrate all things home-grown. We'll have live music, free workshops, plant starts for sale, and a chance to get your hands dirty in our Willy Street garden. 


Buy a whole flat of plants for a discount, and as a part of Owner Appreciation Days, Co-op Owners will get 10% off their entire plant sale!


Schedule of Events:


  • Live music from Pnucklehead: 10am - noon
  • Kid's writing activity with Read & Write Kalamazoo: 11am-1pm
  • "Garden Anywhere" container gardening workshop from Community HomeworksTrybal Revival, and MSU Extension: 1-3pm


Plant sale, delicious crepes from Crepes by The Lakes, educational activities, Willard Street garden planting, & sunflower bucket planting ALL DAY! Other partners include Kalamazoo Wild Ones & MSU Extension.


PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, May 4 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm 


WHERE: 525 E. Kalamazoo Ave, our office building


WHAT: Join our Board of Directors and participate in the governance of your Co-op! 


The PFC Board will not be meeting in September because of the holiday. We'll resume regular meetings in October. 


The Board normally meets the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are open to the public and all owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information visit the Board of Directors page.


PFC's 100-Mile Market

WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, from 3pm until 7pm 


WHERE: Parking Lot of the People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT:  Join us for the 100-Mile Market every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm, May through October! All food sold at this market is required to be grown or produced within 100 miles of Kalamazoo. 


We accept Bridge Cards at the market, and we'll be participating again in the Double Up Food Bucks program! SNAP benefits customers, bring your Bridge Card to the market to get your SNAP tokens. In June, SNAP benefits will be matched up to $20 for fresh Michigan-grown fruits and veggies! That's $20 for free!


For vendors interested in participating in the market, please contact Market Coordinator Bree Bird at


Vendor list coming soon!


Cooking Class: Paleo Snacks

WHEN: Tuesday, May 12, from 6:30-8:30pm


WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Interested in learning to eat like your distant Paleolithic ancestors? Add some delicious snacks to your paleo repertoire with instructor Stacy Schmitzer. All food will be free of gluten and dairy. 


Come hungry! In our cooking classes, you always eat well. The class is $20 per adult; kids 12-17 come free with adult. Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.